Friday, November 5, 2010

It's Friday











It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 5th, the 309th day of 2010. There are 56 days left in the year.

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Flyers win fifth straight, beat Rangers.

Garon and Blue Jackets blank Thrashers.

Spezza powers Senators to win over Islanders.

Blues beat Sharks to stay perfect at home.

3 power play goals help Canucks beat Avs.

Kings top Lightning.

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In honor of Veterans Day, national parks will not be charging any entrance fees on November 11 To find a national park near you, visit NPS.gov.

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Margonari commits to Minnesota State.

Phantoms get new backup goaltender.

CC's Schwartz gets the nod over DSU's Bennett.

Storm acquires goalie Holden from Lancers.

US U-18s head to Muskegon, U-17s to host Jacks.

Lumberjacks to salute US armed forces.

Roughriders carry on minus four players.

Prospects Watch: Zemgus Girgensons.

USHL Voices: Leading the Herd.

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Members of a Canadian family say they've opened a new $1 million barn to their 90 cows, and hope it increases milk production. The barn's luxuries include mattresses for each cow, automated curtains to regulate light, solar-heated water and automated back scratchers that turn on when a cow leans against them.

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Five U.S. Teams to Compete Next Week During International Break


FASTHockey To Live Webcast Majority of Games; Scoring Updates Available Via USAHockey.com and Twitter


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Five U.S. teams are set to compete next week (Nov. 8-14) during the first international hockey break of the 2010-11 season, including the U.S. National Under-17 Team, U.S. Women's Select Team, U.S. National Under-18 Team, U.S. Junior Select Team and the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.

The U.S. National Under-17 Team will host the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup in the Chicago suburb of Woodridge, Ill., while the U.S. Women's Select Team will play in the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup, in St. John's, N.L.

Meanwhile, the U.S. National Under-18 Team will compete in the 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup, in Sundsvall, Sweden, and the U.S. Junior Select Team will take part in the 2010 World Junior A Challenge, held in Penticton, B.C. Finally, the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will host the 2010 Three Nation Sled Hockey Exhibition Series in Rochester, N.Y.

Further competition information and a Team USA composite schedule can be found below.

NOTES: FASTHockey will webcast all games from the Under-17 Four Nations Cup, Women's Four Nations Cup and World Junior A Challenge on a pay-per-view basis at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. Team USA coverage throughout the week can be found at USAHockey.com. Live scoring updates for all U.S. games will also be available at Twitter.com/USAHockeyScores.

U.S. TO HOST 2010 UNDER-17 FOUR NATIONS CUP IN CHICAGO SUBURB OF WOODRIDGE

The 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup will take place Nov. 9-13, at Seven Bridges Ice Arena, in the Chicago suburb of Woodridge, Ill. The tournament will feature the top under-17 men's players from Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States. The U.S. National Under-17 Team is the tournament's defending champion, having captured the 2009 title in Trnava, Slovakia.

NOTES: Ticket information can be found online at SevenBridgesIceArena.com, or by calling 630-521-1111 ... All games will be available to watch live and archived at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. Live scoring and additional coverage of the event, including a complete schedule, can be found on the Under-17 Four Nations Cup homepage and on USA Hockey's National Team Development Program blog. Live scoring updates will be available by following #4nationsU17 on Twitter.

Team USA 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nov. 9-13 • Seven Bridges Ice Arena - NHL Rink • Woodridge, Ill.

Date Event Time (Local/ET)

Tues., Nov. 9 Slovakia 7 p.m./8 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 10 Switzerland 7 p.m./8 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 12 Russia 7 p.m./8 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Third-Place Game 3:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.
Championship Game 7 p.m./8 p.m.

2010 WOMEN'S FOUR NATIONS CUP TO BE STAGED IN ST. JOHN'S, N.L.

The U.S. Women's Select Team will face off against Canada, Finland and Sweden in the 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup, Nov. 9-13, at the Mile One Centre, in St. John's, N.L. Team USA captured second place at last year's tournament in Finland.

NOTES: All tournament games will be available to watch live and archived at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. USA Hockey coverage of the event can be found on the Women's Four Nations Cup homepage and on the U.S. Women's Team blog. Live scoring updates will be available by following #4nationsWMN on Twitter.

Team USA 2010 Women's Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nov. 9-13 • Mile One Centre • St. John's, N.L.

Date Opponent Time (Local/ET)

Fri., Nov. 5 Sweden^ 7 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 9 Canada 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 10 Finland 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 12 Sweden 1 p.m./11:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Third-Place Game 4 p.m./2:30 p.m.
Championship Game 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.

^Pre-tournament game at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine)

2010 UNDER-18 FOUR NATIONS CUP SET TO BEGIN IN SUNDSVALL, SWEDEN

The 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup will be held Nov. 12-14, at Sundsvall Arena in Sundsvall, Sweden. The U.S. National Under-18 Team will compete against Finland, Sweden and Switzerland, and will look to defend the tournament title, having captured first place at the 2009 Under-18 Four Nations Cup in Finland.

NOTES: For more information on the event, visit USA Hockey's Under-18 Four Nations Cup homepage or USA Hockey's National Team Development Program blog. Live scoring updates will be available by following #4nationsU18 on Twitter

Team USA 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup Schedule
Nov. 12-14 • Sundsvall Arena • Sundsvall, Sweden

Date Opponent Time (Local/ET)

Wed., Nov. 10 Sweden^ 7 p.m./1 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 12 Finland 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Switzerland 2 p.m./8 a.m.
Sun., Nov. 14 Sweden 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.

^Pre-tournament game at Strandhallen Arena in Nyland, Sweden

2010 WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE TO TAKE PLACE IN PENTICTON, B.C.

The U.S. Junior Select Team will compete at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge, Nov. 8-14, in Penticton, B.C. The tournament will will include teams from Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States and two teams from Canada (East and West). Team USA is the two-time defending champion (2008, 2009).

NOTES: All games will be available to watch live and archived at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com. USA Hockey coverage of the event can be found on the World Junior A Challenge homepage, and live scoring updates will be available by following #JrAChallenge on Twitter.

Team USA 2010 World Junior A Challenge Schedule
Nov. 8-14 • South Okanagan Events Centre • Penticton, B.C.

Date Opponent Time (Local/ET)

Sat., Nov. 6 Canada West^ 7:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 8 Canada East 4 p.m./7 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 10 Sweden 4 p.m./7 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 11 Quarterfinal Game 4 p.m./7 p.m.
Quarterfinal Game 7:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 12 Fifth-Place Game 7:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Semifinal Game 2 p.m./5 p.m.
Semifinal Game 6 p.m./9 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 14 Third-Place Game TBD
Championship Game TBD

^Pre-tournament game

U.S. TO HOST 2010 THREE NATION SLED HOCKEY EXHIBITION SERIES

The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team will face off against Canada and Japan in the 2010 Three Nation Sled Hockey Exhibition Series, Nov. 10-14, at The Sports Centre at MCC in Rochester, N.Y. The event, in which the U.S. will play each team once, is Team USA's second exhibition series of the year.

NOTES: Tickets are $5 at the door, with free admission for fans wearing hockey jerseys ... Live scoring and coverage of the event can be found on the series homepage, on the U.S. Sled Hockey blog and by following #SledHockey on Twitter.

Team USA 2010 Three Nation Sled Hockey Exhibition Series Schedule
Nov. 10-14 • The Sports Centre at MCC • Rochester, N.Y.

Date Opponent Time (ET)

Thu., Nov. 11 Canada 2 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 12 Japan 2 p.m.

TEAM USA 2010 INTERNATIONAL BREAK COMPOSITE SCHEDULE

Date Tournament/Series Opponent Time (Local/ET)

Fri., Nov. 5 Women's Four Nations Cup Sweden^ 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 6 World Junior A Challenge Canada West*^ 7:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 8 World Junior A Challenge Canada East* 4 p.m./7 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 9 Under-17 Four Nations Cup Slovakia* 7 p.m./8 p.m.
Women's Four Nations Cup Canada* 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 10 Under-18 Four Nations Cup Sweden^ 7 p.m./1 p.m.
World Junior A Challenge Sweden* 4 p.m./7 p.m.
Women's Four Nations Cup Finland* 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
Under-17 Four Nations Cup Switzerland* 7 p.m./8 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 11 Sled Hockey Exhibition Series Canada 2 p.m.
World Junior A Challenge Quarterfinals* TBD
Fri., Nov. 12 Under-18 Four Nations Cup Finland 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.
Women's Four Nations Cup Sweden* 1 p.m./11:30 a.m.
Sled Hockey Exhibition Series Japan 2 p.m.
Under-17 Four Nations Cup Russia* 7 p.m./8 p.m.
World Junior A Challenge Fifth-Place Game* 7:30 p.m./10:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 13 Under-18 Four Nations Cup Switzerland 2 p.m./8 a.m.
Under-17 Four Nations Cup Third-Place Game* 3:30 p.m./4:30 p.m.
Women's Four Nations Cup Third-Place Game* 4 p.m./2:30 p.m.
Under-17 Four Nations Cup Championship Game* 7 p.m./8 p.m.
Women's Four Nations Cup Championship Game* 7:30 p.m./6 p.m.
World Junior A Challenge Semifinals* TBD
Sun., Nov. 14 Under-18 Four Nations Cup Sweden 3:30 p.m./9:30 a.m.
World Junior A Challenge Third-Place Game* TBD
World Junior A Challenge Championship Game* TBD

*game to be webcast live at USAHockey.FASTHockey.com
^pre-tournament game

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Nite-nite little guy.

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Police say a North Dakota man was surprised to find two people sitting in his hot tub when he went to check on a noise at 4am. The man asked them what they were doing. They said, "We're sorry," then left.

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Wide Receiver questionable for Saturday.

Three reasons why the Beavers will beat UCLA.

Beavs O-line wants to be nasty.

Prediction: Will OSU handle UCLA?

Riley: No sense in trying to figure out Pac-10.

Quizz says playing running back is harder than it looks.

Here's the 2010 Oregon State Beavers' football schedule.

And here's the 2010 football roster.

Here's the 2011 Beaver Pac-10 baseball schedule.

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Part one of the final Harry Potter movie series has sold out more than 500 shows through Fandango.com -- and it won't even hit theaters until November 19. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One is on pace to outsell any other movie this year, according to the site.

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Rod Pedersen's Rider Insider.

The Riders look to snap their four-game losing streak when the close the regular season season at home this Satursday against the Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm EDT. Listen links for the broadcast are on the right side of this blog.

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Former President George W. Bush says in his new memoir that he considered running for re-election in 2004 without Dick Cheney as his vice presidential candidate. (Mostly because George didn't want to have to wear a hunting vest his whole second term.)

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Lang's look ahead: Setting up Week 19.

Higgins: The rule on onside kicks.

Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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For the second straight year, Will Ferrell is the most overpaid actor in the world, according to the numbers crunched by Forbes magazine.

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Here's the Week 9 NFL Schedule(All times Eastern):

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. New York Jets at Detroit Lions

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Houston Texans

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Chicago Bears at Buffalo Bills

Sunday November 7 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday November 7 4:05 p.m. New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday November 7 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis Colts at Philadelphia Eagles

Sunday November 7 4:15 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders

Sunday November 7 8:20 p.m. Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers

Monday November 8 8:30 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

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The travel guide Lonely Planet has released its list of the 10 vacation spots to visit in 2011. The top choice is Albania.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants general manager Brian Sabean always has favored free agency as a "clean" method of player acquisition, since it avoids the loss of potentially useful players that trades cause.

Expect Sabean to strive to be particularly spotless this offseason, now that the Giants are World Series champions.

The Giants' success validated Sabean's insistence on not trading any of the club's talented pitching. He's not about to break up that group in the wake of the Giants' first Series conquest in the franchise's San Francisco history.

Read the rest here.

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The McRib sandwich returned to McDonald's Tuesday and has more than 300 fan pages/groups on Facebook.

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - Elvis Presley's single "It's Now Or Never" hit #1 in the U.K.

1966 - Elvis Presley's single "Spinout" hit #40 in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley's single "All That I Am" hit #18 in the U.K.

1977 - The Elvis Presley double album "In Concert" hit #13 in the U.K.

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A guy in the U.S. sent some documents to his parents in Germany via the United States Postal Service's Priority Mail. But the man's parents told him the documents never arrived. Unfortunately, the envelope that did arrive was wrapped in a plastic bag and contained a kick starter for motorcycle. The USPS is stumped.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Daily Mirror headlined an editorial "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!" The article included this quote - "You have to be a real sour square not to love the nutty, noisy, happy, handsome Beatles. If they don't sweep your blues away, brother, you're a lost cause. If they don't put a beat in your feet, sister, you're not listening."

2005 - The John Lennon album "Live Peace in Toronto, 1969" was released on CD. The show was John Lennon's first solo performance after leaving the Beatles.

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President Obama is no longer the most powerful person in the world on an annual Forbes list. (He's been bumped down the list by the president of China and The Situation.)

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Today in Sports History:

1946 - A glass backboard broke shattered for the first time in an NBA game. Chuck Connors of the Boston Celtics was the man that broke it.

1955 - Jean Beliveau (Canadiens) scored the 2nd fastest hat trick. He did it in 44 seconds.

1959 - The American Football League was formed.

1971 - The Los Angeles Lakers began a winning streak of 33 consecutive games.

1981 - Mercury Morris (former Miami Dolphin) was sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficking, conspiracy, and possession of cocaine.

1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NFL had exceeded antitrust limits in attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders from moving to Los Angeles.

1994 - George Foreman, 45, became boxing's oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas, NV.

1995 - Warren Moon (Minnesota Vikings) became the 6th player in NFL history to pass for 40,000 career yards.

1995 - John Elway (Denver Broncos) became the 7th player in NFL history to pass for 40,000 career yards.

1997 - The Milwaukee Brewers became the first major league baseball team to switch leagues during the 20th century. They moved from the American League to the National League.

1999 - Dennis Rodman (NBA) and Carmen Electra were both arrested and charged with battery and domestic violence in a Miami Beach, FL, hotel.

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The "Gunpowder Plot" attempted by Guy Fawkes failed when he was captured before he could blow up the English Parliament. Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated every November 5th in Britain to celebrate his failure to blow up all the members of Parliament and King James I.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas 12:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at UCLA Bruins 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Edmonton Eskimos at Saskatchewan Roughriders 7:00pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at East Coast Eagles 8:00pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at East Coast Eagles 10:30am EST

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas 3:00pm EST

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That's all for today, see you tomorrow.

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